HIYA #winefriend

If you’ve landed here, you’ve probably heard about us from a friend or colleague in the wine industry, and that’s great! We pride ourselves on being a business built by referrals.
We are a tiny, kickass team of designers, developers & marketers dedicated to sharing your stories and selling more wine. We work hard, listen well, & adapt to what your business needs. Just like you, we would never put our name on something that we felt was not the best we could produce.
So you’re not going to get page after page of selly text here.
We’d rather let our clients speak for us.

  • “Polly is the magical unicorn of awesomeness.”
    (and, no, we didn’t make that up!)

    Shannon S., Web Design & Development, Business Development

  • “We have tripled
    our annual income since we started working with Polly.”

    Dan & Jo, The Full Monty

  • “I am completely blown away by the quality of the finished designs. It was so much more than I ever envisioned.”

    Ann M., Visual Design & Book Production

Welcome to 5forests.

Who’s in Charge Here, Anyway?

Polly Hammond
Visual Storyteller & Marketing Guru

Polly is the geek in the room, an expat from Hollywood, California, with a love of art, design, and marketing. She is a collector of urban art, Hermes scarves, and Fluevogs, and happily eschews housekeeping for illustrating logos and building websites. She’s a summa grad from the University of Southern California, and has been fortunate enough to study with some of the best thinkers in contemporary marketing.
When she’s not working for wine, Polly is the producer of an irreverent popular weekly webcast series all about business & marketing for makers and artisans.

Wine Guru, in charge of Acquisitions

You could say that wine is in Keith’s blood – his dad spent decades as an executive for the largest wines & spirits company in America. As a young man, he had to choose between a career in wine or health; he may have picked the latter, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his love of wine. He is the #1 reviewer for Vivino in NZ, and nothing makes him happier than spending his days off picking grapes for friends. When he’s not penning goofy wine headlines, Keith is busy creating award-winning injury management solutions for NZ’s most innovative companies.


You’ve made it this far. How ’bout you come on over and say Hi? We’d love to meet you!